For 2014, Toshiba will introduce five series of LED backlit HDTVs in sizes ranging from 32 to 65 inches. Technology debuting this year includes the Radiance Full Array LED panel, Smart TV with Cloud Portal and Labyrinth Speaker System. The new TVs are labeled from low-end to high-end as L1400U, L2400U, L3400U, L5400U, and L7400U.
L7400U Series with Toshiba Radiance Panel
The top-of-the-line Toshiba L7400U Series (pictured top) features the new Radiance Full Array LED panel incorporating Toshiba’s own SuperBright LEDs with twice the brightness of a standard LED backlight system, Wide Color Gamut and Quantum Black Local Dimming to deliver significantly more dynamic images than ever before. It also includes the superior ClearScan 240Hz refresh rate, so fast motion scenes in sports or action movies will stay crystal clear, and the CQ Dual + Single Core Engine for a high performance chassis. The L7400U Series matches great picture quality with great sound quality with the new Labyrinth Speaker System which increases sound pressure levels and bass response to deliver sound that is fuller and has more impact than most flat-panel TVs. DTS Premium Sound is added to create overall immersive sound experience. The incorporation of RVU technology makes this series DIRECTV Ready, so now you don’t need extra boxes in each room because DIRECTV is built in to the TV. With a DIRECTV Ready television, you can enjoy all the benefits of your Genie HD DVR without seeing additional equipment.
Offering a smarter connected experience, the L7400U Series features the premium Smart TV with Cloud Portal. Once fully implemented, this evolution of Cloud TV will provide enhanced graphics with 3D transitions and faster operation. Whether you want to connect to your favorite content (streaming from the Internet or your home network), mobile devices (with wireless display or Bluetooth) or people (with Toshiba’s unique Personal Messaging, Photo Sharing or Family Calendar), Toshiba’s Smart TV with Cloud Portal makes it fun, easy and simple. In 2014, Toshiba’s Smart TV with Cloud Portal also features new Cloud Gaming via the new GameNow service powered by Ubitus, offering a console gaming experience built right into the TV without requiring an external game console.
The L7400U Series will be available in a 55-inch screen size.
L5400U Super Large Smart TV Series
The Toshiba L5400U Series steps up from the L3400U Series with CS240Hz to maintain motion clarity which is crucial for big screens, and also features DTS TruSurround for enhanced sound. Smart TV provides access to key applications including Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, GameNow, Hot List, and new Samba Interactive TV to give consumers a truly interactive experience with their favorite TV content. The L5400U also features built-in MediaShare and Wi-Fi, and will be available in 65- and 58-inch screen sizes.
L3400U Smart TV Series The Toshiba L3400U Series incorporates CS120Hz and the CQ Dual Core Engine to ensure high quality and performance and DTS TruSurround for enhanced sound. Smart TV provides access to key applications including Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, GameNow on-line gaming, Hot List app aggregation, and new Samba Interactive TV to give consumers a truly interactive experience with their favorite TV content. The Smart TV package also includes MediaShare and Built-in Wi-Fi. The L3400U Series will be available in 50- and 40-inch screen sizes.
L2400U and L1400U LED TVs
The Toshiba L2400U Series steps up from the L1400U Series with CS120Hz and a modern Gun Metallic cosmetic design. The 32-inch model also improves resolution from 720p HD to 1080p Full HD.
The Toshiba L1400U Series is a perfect mix of quality and value with features including DynaLight technology, Dynamic Backlight, ColorMaster, Native Mode, and Game Mode. It also includes DTS TruSurround for ultra-realistic and immersive virtual surround sound with post-processing techniques for enhanced bass.
The new L2400U and L1400U LED TV Series will be available in 32-, 40- and 50-inch screen sizes.
Toshiba’s 2014 TVs are scheduled to begin shipping in Q1 2014. Pricing was not announced.